Avalon’s Daniel Gibbons will launch a three-pronged challenge in the $36,000 Group 3 Carlin & Gazzard Mount Gambier Cup (512m) on Sunday. Gibbons ‘terrific triumvirate’ – Mr. Anderson (29.41sec – Best), Yahiro Bale (29.47sec) and Titan Blazer (29.57sec) – were all impressive heat winners on the weekend. They’ll fly the Victorian flag along with the Shane Richer-trained Wharfie, which was second to Mr. Anderson (beaten 2.75L), in the $26,000 to-the-winner final. “But deep down, I’d like to see Titan Blazer win a Group race before he retires.” Ironically, Mr. Anderson…
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In case you missed it – Hector Fawley, Succeed and Paua Of Silence
Form expert Dale Code has picked out a selection of runs from around Victoria that have caught the eye over the past fortnight. #1 HECTOR FAWLEY (Box 7)Breeding: Dec ‘20 Bernardo x Rolanda HoochTrainer: Lisa Cockerell, BuckleyRecord: 16 starts 7-2-0 Dale says: Contesting a heat of the Group 3 Launching Pad, Hector Fawley resumed from a four-month spell with this monster performance. Having to work overtime early, the son of Bernardo run down some quality sprinters in this gutsy effort to score. Results Add Hector Fawley to your Blackbook HERE #2…
Hector Launches magical return
For many observers/punters, Hector Fawley may have been one of the forgotten runners in the heats of the rich Group 3 Launching Pad (515m) at Sandown Park last Thursday night. It was a case of being out of sight, out of mind. When Hector Fawley sizzled around Sandown in 29.25sec way back on November 3, reaching the Launching Pad’s eligibility limit with his sixth career win, the rich restricted wins series wasn’t on the radar. Lisa Cockerell’s homegrown son of Bernardo and Rolanda Hooch and a grandson of dual G1…
Rookie trainer shocked with Shepparton Cup win
Young trainer Jake Loverso was in disbelief as his star chaser Lektra Heckler took out the $74,335 Group 2 CKH Painting Shepparton Cup (450m) on Saturday night. This was 27-year-old Loverso’s first runner in a group final and it was a night he will never forget as Lektra Heckler blitzed a star-studded line-up from the moment the lids opened, leading all the way in 24.952sec. Lektra Heckler is unbeaten in eight starts for Loverso, who leveraged on his close relationship with breeder/owner Phil Lenehan to get hold of the rising…
Green Light On – Shepparton Cup Edition
In this special episode of Green Light On, James Van de Maat and Ethan Christian preview the Group 2 CKH Painting Shepparton Cup Final on Saturday night. James also chats to trainer Chris Tilley who has ALWAYS A THRILL and FIRE HOSE in the final. greyhoundracingvic · Shepparton Cup Bonus Episode Don’t forget, you can listen to Green Light On every Thursday and Saturday on your favourite podcast app.
Green Light On | Episode 121 – The Meadows form plus Patrick Furci
In this edition of Green Light On, James Van de Maat and Corey Smith preview Saturday night’s Premier Racing at The Meadows. James also catches up with trainer Patrick Furci. greyhoundracingvic · Green Light On – Episode 121 – Meadows form 25/3 and trainer Patrick Furci Don’t forget, you can listen to Green Light On every Thursday and Saturday on your favourite podcast app.
Twice the ‘Thrill’ for Tilley
A “last minute decision” to nominate litter brothers Always A Thrill and Fire Hose for the $74,335 Group 2 C.K.H. Painting Shepparton Cup (450m) could pay a handsome reward for veteran Sale trainer Chris Tilley on Saturday night. Tilley, 76, celebrated a memorable ‘family’ heat double on Monday with Fire Hose and Always A Thrill, which both had the advantage of box one, clocking 25.12sec and 25.15sec, respectively. “It was terrific they both won, but the hard part was kneeling down for two photos!” Tilley laughed. “But if they’re giving…
Shepparton’s race meeting on Thursday 23 March has been abandoned after Race 5 due to thunderstorm activity. Prizemoney for the abandoned races will be divided equally among greyhounds that were eligible to compete at the time of the abandonment, pursuant to GAR 111 (3). GRV apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Peacock feathers Golden nest
David Plumridge is dreaming big with homebred sprinter Peacock ahead of Saturday night’s heats of the Group 1 Golden Easter Egg (520m) at Wentworth Park in Sydney. Plumridge will have his first ever interstate starter when late bloomer Peacock exits box two in heat eight (race 9, 8.47pm), where Sportsbet has marked him on the third line of betting at $5.50. “I started thinking about the Egg a couple of weeks ago and decided to have a shot at it,” Plumridge explained. “He hasn’t trialled at Wentworth Park, but fingers…